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April 21, 1732 King George II signs Georgia Charter of 1732
April 21, 1743 Oglethorpe writes the Trustees and describes Christian Priber as an "odd kind of man" who proposed to establish the "Kingdom of Paradise" in the Cherokee Nation. Since Oglethorpe suspected him of consorting with the French and possibly the Spanish, he threw Priber in jail.
  Christian Priber
April 21, 1772 Georgia House convenes under Governor James Habersham
April 21, 1821 Mule Camp Springs is renamed to Gainesville in honor of controversial Major General Edmund P. Gaines, who was popular in Georgia because of his strong stand against Indians and his advocacy of building roads.
April 21, 1821 Mule Camp Springs in Hall County is renamed Gainesville.
  Hall County, Georgia
April 21, 1838 First coins ($5.00 gold pieces) are produced at the at the U.S. mint in Dahlonega, Georgia.
  Dahlonega, Georgia
  Dahlonega Mint
April 21, 1892 An early morning fire destroys the machine shop at Georgia Tech
April 21, 1895 Judge Frank Arthur Hooper, Jr born, Americus, Georgia (Sumter County).
  Frank A. Hooper
April 21, 1958 Up to 2 inches of hail fell on Ben Hill and Sumter Counties. There was no reported damage.
  Ben Hill County, Georgia
  Sumter County, Georgia
April 21, 1965 Lester Maddox makes a plea to all-white jury, asking them to acquit him of charges against him over an incident that occurred on July 3, 1964 at Maddox's Pickrick Restaurant. After 47 minutes of deliberation, they acquitted Maddox.
  Lester Maddox
April 21, 1981 CORE Director Ray Innis claims to have a photo of the Atlanta child killer
  Atlanta Child Murders
April 21, 1982 Jimmy Carter is appointed a professor at Emory University
  Jimmy Carter
  Emory University
April 21, 1997 "Uga," the mascot for the University of Georgia, appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
April 21, 2003 U.S. Supreme Court upholds Carl Issac's death sentence
  Alday family murders
April 21, 2004 Italy's Mario Cipollini won Stage 2 of the Dodge Tour de Georgia in a sprint finish. Comprised of 117.9 miles, the second stage began in Thomaston and concluded in Columbus, with more than 4,000 spectators cheering the cyclists at the finish area along Broadway Street.
  Tour de Georgia 2004
  Columbus, Georgia
April 21, 2004 Man on Fire starring Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning premieres
  Dakota Fanning
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